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End-of-Sale and End of Support for Thales CN6100 Network Encryptor

End-of-Sale and End of Support for Thales CN6100 Network Encryptor

July 10, 2023

Thales is announcing End-of-Sale and End-of-Support for the Thales CN6100 Network Encryptor.

We encourage customers to transition to the Thales CN6140 Multilink Network Encryptor. These best-in-class high-assurance high-speed encryption solutions provide maximum security and performance, and are certified to the highest security standards. The CN6140 is a high-performance multilink encryptor, operating in full-duplex mode at full speed without loss of packets. It offers up to 40 Gbps (4×10) scalable, high assurance data in motion encryption. With the 6140, you have the ability to scale from 4×1 Gbps to 4×10 Gbps in one cost effective, multi-channel appliance.

Thales High Speed Encryptors (HSE) ensure the most secure data-in-motion protection, maximum performance, near-zero overhead with “set and forget” management, and lowest total cost of ownership.
Transforming the network encryption market, Thales High Speed Encryptors (HSE) are the first to offer Transport Independent Mode (TIM) operation, TIM delivers network independent encryption and the ability to encrypt traffic flows at Layers 2, 3 and 4 simultaneously across any kind of network infrastructure.

The CN6140 is a drop in replacement for the CN6100 and is compatible with all CN6100 variants, as well all CN series hardware and the CV1000 Virtual Encryptor.

Limited quantities remain; products are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Maintenance can be purchased no later than December 31, 2025 with maintenance support not to extend past December 31, 2026.

Encryptor for End-of-Sale
Thales CN6100 Network Encryptor
The following are key dates in the End-of-Sale/ End-of-Support process:

End of Life AnnouncementJuly 10, 2023Prepare for transition to alternate hardware
End of SaleJune 30, 2024Hardware not available for purchase
End of SupportDecember 31, 2026Technical support, RMA or equipment repairs, security updates, and software/firmware maintenance cease.

The following is a list of HSE part numbers affected by this announcement, including, but not limited to, the part numbers listed in the table below:

End-of-Sale Product DescriptionEnd-of-Sale Part Number
ETHERNET ENCRYPTOR,10 GBPS,DUAL AC,CN6100 (FW V2.7.2)943-000071-002
ETHERNET ENCRYPTOR,10 GBPS,DUAL DC,CN6100 (FW V2.7.2)943-000075-002
Network Encryptor,10 GBPS,DUAL AC,CN6100943-000071-001

Alternative Products
Customers using these products are encouraged to migrate to the Thales CN6140 Multilink Network Encryptor, or one of our other market leading high speed encryptors.

Alternative Product DescriptionPart Number
Network Encryptor, 5.0 GBPS, RATE LIMITED, DUAL AC, CN6140943-000120-001-000
Network Encryptor, 10 GBPS, RATE LIMITED, DUAL AC, CN6140943-000121-001-000
Network Encryptor, 20 GBPS, RATE LIMITED, DUAL AC, CN6140943-000122-001-000
Network Encryptor, 30 GBPS, RATE LIMITED, DUAL AC, CN6140943-000123-001-000
Network Encryptor, 40 GBPS, DUAL AC, CN6140943-000124-001-000

Additional Information
For more information on features and migration procedures, please contact your local sales representative.

For US Federal customers that have maintenance contracts with Thales Trusted Cyber Technologies, additional information is available via the Thales TCT Support Portal and website.